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bantu knots and other things

strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
here are some pics at my first attempt at them. i have type 4a hair. how can i make them look more neat, you know? i took them down yesterday and the curls are pretty cute, however. can i blow dry my knots to make em dry faster?

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  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    anybody?:confused3:
  • heyitsmefeheyitsmefe Posts: 101Registered Users
    You should look at www.curlynikki.com she is styling her hair with bantu knots and results are amazing. HTH.
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    Thank yo so much:flower:
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    blah! my 2nd try failed again.:brilsmurf:
  • yogibearyogibear Posts: 19Registered Users
    Hi! I just started experimenting with bantu knots myself. I still struggle with actually DOING the bantu knot. I've looked at alot of videos online and from what I can gather...it's important that whatever product you use is very light. Oh and you can definitely blow dry them if you need to (although some frown on using heat). Another tip I saw is that if your hair is still wet from being freshly washed then you may want to let your roots dry a little before you do the bantu knot. If not it will be almost impossible for the roots to dry in a reasonable amount of time. (Or I guess you could just blow dry it like you mentioned). Since I struggle with doing the bantu knot itself...I actually ended up doing a two strand twist first and then I put the hair up into a knot. This gave me really big curly hair which is actually pretty cute. I just had to separate the curls and throw on a head band. I guess bantu knots are trial and error really...just like everything else.
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    thanks alot. that helps because i thought i was the only one struggling with it
  • heyitsmefeheyitsmefe Posts: 101Registered Users
    I might be able to help you out... I just need to know what you're doing. Is your hair freshly washed--did you let it dry while in the bantu knots? Are you completely natural? Also what kind of products are you using?
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    i do it on freshly washed hair - no poo. i use garnier fructis anti frizz hair serum and setting lotion and garnier leave in conditioner.

    i let it air dry in the knots.
  • heyitsmefeheyitsmefe Posts: 101Registered Users
    I usually do bantu knots right before its time for me to wash again...so my hair is usually already dry. i'll usually take down my bun and spray a little glycerin water mix throughout my hair (just enough to so i can comb through it) after i have sprayed the glycerin mix i use a little coconut oil on each section and tie down my hair forr the evening. On average I usually only have about 7-9 knots total. From my experience the more knots i have the bigger my hair is.

    Next time i wear them i'll make sure to take a picture...

    HTH.
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    thanks
  • strawberryangel83strawberryangel83 Posts: 92Registered Users
    heyitsmefe wrote: »
    I usually do bantu knots right before its time for me to wash again...so my hair is usually already dry. i'll usually take down my bun and spray a little glycerin water mix throughout my hair (just enough to so i can comb through it) after i have sprayed the glycerin mix i use a little coconut oil on each section and tie down my hair forr the evening. On average I usually only have about 7-9 knots total. From my experience the more knots i have the bigger my hair is.

    Next time i wear them i'll make sure to take a picture...

    HTH.
    what do you do to take the knots down? do you use any oil? do you just untwist them? how do you finger them?:blob6:
  • heyitsmefeheyitsmefe Posts: 101Registered Users
    I unravel the knot and then use a little coconut oil and divide the knot into three pieces and I continue that until my whole head is finished. I usually style my hair by smoothing the front portion of the hair into a hairpin and that's it.

    Oh yeah, keep in mind the more you divide the pieces the bigger and possible the more frizzier your hair will get.